One Health News

 
Search News:
 
Found 945 Matching Results. View archived News Here.

World Organisation for Animal Health: International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets a boost [via a One Health approach] - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

OIE - Go to the homepage

World Organisation for Animal Health

International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets a boost

See: http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/article/international-partnership-to-address-human-animal-environment-health-risks-gets-a-boost/

This partnership pools the unique expertise of each organization and brings their combined weight to bear to do just that, via a 'One Health' approach," said FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva.

“... Advances in transportation, the rise of international trade, surging populations and agricultural expansion have dramatically altered how diseases emerge and spread, making a "One Health" approach more essential than ever before. ...”

Paris, 30 May 2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today agreed to step up joint action to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment.

In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today, FAO, OIE and WHO agreed to strengthen their long-standing partnership, with a strong focus on tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

AMR is a high priority for the three organizations, who are working together to develop global systems for AMR surveillance and use of antimicrobials, a global antimicrobial stewardship programme, and a monitoring and evaluation framework for the global action plan. A current comprehensive framework of international standards on responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials is regularly adapted to keep up with the development of scientific knowledge.
 
In addition to AMR, the new agreement will focus on improving disease forecasting capabilities for more informed and swifter responses to emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases (including foodborne diseases); helping countries strengthen their national health systems; and undertaking joint activities related to reduction of threats.

"Over 60% of existing and emerging pathogens affecting humans originate in animals; 75% of these from wildlife. So we cannot deal with human health, animal health, and ecosystem health in isolation - we have to look at them together, and address them together. This partnership pools the unique expertise of each organization and brings their combined weight to bear to do just that, via a 'One Health' approach," said FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva.

Each sector has its own specificities but the Members Countries of our three organisations face the same challenges. Our collaboration is therefore fundamental to better help them respond, demonstrating that partnerships between international organisations support those at the regional, national and even local levels. This shows that the One Health approach is not just a concept, it's a daily reality that we build together through the development and the implementation of an ambitious working programme focused on our common priorities.” said OIE Director General, Dr Monique Eloit.

The threat of antimicrobial resistance affects humans, animals and our ecosystem. That’s why the Tripartite Partnership of WHO, FAO and OIE is so vital,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “Working together is the only way to avoid the huge human, social, economic and environmental costs of antimicrobial resistance."

Rising to meet new challenges

Advances in transportation, the rise of international trade, surging populations and agricultural expansion have dramatically altered how diseases emerge and spread, making a "One Health" approach more essential than ever before.

FAO, WHO and OIE have been working together since the 1940s and, in 2010, formally established collaborative work on antimicrobial resistance and tackling diseases such as influenza and rabies. In 2017, their second strategic document was released reaffirming their commitment.

Bringing together knowledge, insights and technical capacities in human and animal health and food and agriculture can generate strong synergies, for more robust, effective and cost-efficient solutions to the complex health problems facing the world today.

Joint activities under the new agreement will include:

  • Supporting the Interagency Coordination Group on AMR established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, as well as the continuing implementation of the Global Action Plan on AMR
  • Engaging with countries to reinforce national and regional human health, animal health and food safety services
  • Improving inter-agency collaboration in foresight analysis, risk assessment, preparedness building and joint responses to emerging, remerging and neglected infectious diseases at the animal-human-ecosystems interface
  • Addressing food safety challenges requiring a multi-sector approach in the context of reinforcing food security.
  • Promoting coordinated research and development to achieve a common understanding of the highest priority zoonotic diseases and the research and development needed to prevent, detect, and control them
  • Developing a Voluntary Code of Conduct to reinforce implementation of international standards on responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials

 Speech by OIE Director General, Dr Monique Eloit on the signing of the MOU

Useful links:

 Media contacts

OIE
Catherine Bertrand-Ferrandis
+33 6 16 46 28 90

Email : media@oie.int

FAO
George Kourous
(+39) 06 570 53168
Email: george.kourous@fao.org

WHO

Sarah Cumberland
Tel: +41 79 206 1403
Email: cumberlands@who.int 


GLOBAL PANDEMIC PATHOGEN: Characteristic, host factors – Outbreak News release today...Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security - Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security logo

 

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security find that a potential global catastrophic risk-level pandemic pathogen will most likely have a respiratory mode of transmission.

 

“... Cultivating and maintaining expertise in the epidemiology, surveillance, and pathogenicity of all classes of microbes, with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach—which incorporates and integrates information from infectious diseases of plants, amphibians, and reptiles—will help foster the flexible and robust capacity needed for pandemic preparedness and GCBR work. ...”

GLOBAL PANDEMIC PATHOGEN: Characteristic, host factors – Outbreak News release today...

Global pandemic pathogen: Characteristics, host factors - Outbreak News Today

and see http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_archive/pubs-pdfs/2018/180510-pandemic-pathogens-report.pdf

 

Recommendation 1: Preparedness against GCBR-level threats should have a focused approach with some flexibility.

Though the highest-ranked pandemic potential pathogens were RNA viruses spread via the respiratory route, it is important to distinguish between what is most likely and what is possible. RNA viruses spread via the respiratory route merit prioritization, but other classes of microbes, such as bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, should not be dismissed. Since RNA viruses that are spread via the respiratory route have the characteristics that are most concerning in terms of their ability to cause global catastrophic threats, surveillance, science, and countermeasure development programs and efforts should logically allocate significant resources to them.  Except for influenza and certain coronaviruses, this is largely not the case. In addition, as we said above, other classes of infections should not be ignored given their pandemic potential characteristics.

Cultivating and maintaining expertise in the epidemiology, surveillance, and pathogenicity of all classes of microbes, with explicit incorporation of a One Health approach—which incorporates and integrates information from infectious diseases of plants, amphibians, and reptiles—will help foster the flexible and robust capacity needed for pandemic preparedness and GCBR work.


Final program ready! 5th International One Health Congress, June 22-25, 2018, Saskatoon Canada - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
 
The program of the 5th International One Health Congress is close to final. Next to 28 parallel sessions and 8 keynote addresses, we proudly offer you seven special plenary sessions on
  • Chronic Wasting Disease,
  • Tuberculosis,
  • The future of Pandemic Prevention, 
  • Biothreat Reduction,
  • Neglected Zoonoses,
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases 
  • The role of Vaccines in Reducing Antibiotic Resistance.
And in view of the high numbers of top quality late breaker submissions received, we have installed three parallel late breaker sessions on Monday 25 June 2018, 12h15 - 13h45. Kindly check the final online congress programme for a detailed schedule.

Its diverse and high quality program makes the 5th International One Health Congress the world’s premier conference for the worldwide One Health community. So we hope you will join us and other One Health advocates from all over the globe in Saskatoon for four days of lectures, debates, workshops and symposia. 

Looking forward to meeting you next month!

On behalf of the Organizing Executive Board,

Have a look at the updated congress programme
Or register now

 


TWO RECENT ‘One Health’ BENCHMARK COMMENTS FROM LEADING INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIAN ORGANIZATION & RESEARCH VIPs - Monday, May 28, 2018
TWO RECENT ‘One Health’ BENCHMARK COMMENTS FROM LEADING INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIAN ORGANIZATION & RESEARCH VIPs
 
Thursday, May 24, 2018.

 

TWO RECENT ‘One Health’ BENCHMARK COMMENTS FROM LEADING INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIAN ORGANIZATION & RESEARCH VIPs

 

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif

 

  Friday, May 11, 2018   9169B142   Dr. Garth Manning WONCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 

 

WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians]) Newsletter POSTs “One Health” member notice “WONCA http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/ and One Health - “WONCA, the World Organisation of Family Doctors [physicians], now has over 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors [physicians]"

 

WONCA is pleased to be associated with One Health, which is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment. ...”  Original notification to One Health Initiative team of WONCA support/endorsement of One Health in July 2015 https://goo.gl/NT8Aeu.  

 

 

                                                                            ____________________________________________________

 

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif

 

Friday, March 09, 2018

 

 

 

http://files.constantcontact.com/6661a670501/7d74b166-6cdb-4a2f-95ff-8733e856c44f.pngU.S. National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Addresses One Health

 

….We have long embraced a one-health paradigm at NIAID, especially in the realm of emerging and re-emerging diseases, most of which are zoonoses and must be studied in the context of the ecosystems humans share with microbes, non-human hosts, vectors, reservoirs and other actors. Many of the research efforts about which I speak and write almost daily fall under the one health rubric… https://goo.gl/nKVbFF

 


Executive Session S.2852, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 - Thursday, May 24, 2018

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor & Pensions

  1. Hearings

    Executive Session S.2852, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018

    Date held: Wednesday, May 23, 2018  Time: 10:00 AM Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

    SEE: https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/s2852-pandemic-and-all-hazards-preparedness-and-advancing-innovation-act-of-2018

     

    This audio-video is 56.10 minutes

     

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (Democrat-Washington) spoke favorably about the introduction of One Health into S.2852 by Senator Tina Smith (Democrat-Minnesota).  Notably Senator Smith and Senator Todd Young (Republican-Indiana) proposed including the life protecting/life-saving One Health approach into this bipartisan bill.   One Health per se is a nonpartisan issue for the protection, health and wellbeing of all.   


New One Health Initiative Advisory Board (Hon.) Member Announced – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Dr. Garth Manning - Monday, May 21, 2018

New One Health Initiative Advisory Board (Hon.) Member AnnouncedChief Executive Officer (CEO) World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Dr. Garth Manning

The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is delighted to announce that an outstanding One Health supporter/advocate leader, physician Dr. Garth Manning has agreed to serve on the One Health Initiative Advisory Board (Hon.) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.  The board was established in 2010 and includes extraordinary, recognized One Health leaders in the U.S. and worldwide.

 

 http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/BioPics/manning%201493%20small.jpg

Garth Manning, MB BCh BAO, DRCOG, DAvMed, MRCGP, FRCGP

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/

152 North Sathon Road
Silom, Bangrak
Bangkok 10500
Thailand

drgarthmanning@me.com;  ceo@wonca.net  

“WONCA, the World Organisation of Family Doctors [physicians], now has over 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors [physicians]"

Note: WONCA CEO Dr. Manning originally notified the One Health Initiative team of WONCA support/endorsement of One Health in July 2015 https://goo.gl/NT8Aeu.  


New Smithsonian Exhibit Spotlights “One Health” to Reduce Pandemic Risks - Saturday, May 19, 2018

National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Voices National Museum of Natural History

New Smithsonian Exhibit Spotlights “One Health” to Reduce Pandemic Risks

April 18th, 2018, 7:47AM / BY Sabrina Sholts


Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2018/04/18/new-smithsonian-exhibit-spotlights-one-health-reduce-pandemic-risks/#1eYKm4GtTRH8b1w7.99
Give the gift of Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv
Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter


At The Zoo, Harvard Medical Students Get A Different Kind Of Training (One Health approach) - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Google Alert

At The Zoo, Harvard Medical Students Get A Different Kind Of Training

wgbh.org

Sofina is sedated, sprawled out on an examination table as four medical professionals hover over her. The 8-year-old has had Type 1 diabetes most of ...

Google Plus

Facebook

Twitter

 

SEE

https://www.wgbh.org/news/science-and-technology/2018/05/14/at-the-zoo-harvard-medical-students-get-a-different-kind-of-training

“...What Exactly Is One Health?

While the elective is believed to be the only formal partnership of its kind in the country, the concept of One Health is an idea practiced by people around the globe.

One Health, formerly known as One Medicine, is a concept that promotes the communication between human and veterinary medical professionals, not only at the educational level but also in journals, conferences, and through allied health networks. Among other things, the idea encourages monitoring disease spread from one species to another and developing methods to stop it. ...”


U.S. National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Physician Director, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Addresses One Health - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Reminder...

 

 ___________________________________________________


….We have long embraced a one-health paradigm at NIAID, especially in the realm of emerging and re-emerging diseases, most of which are zoonoses and must be studied in the context of the ecosystems humans share with microbes, non-human hosts, vectors, reservoirs and other actors. Many of the research efforts about which I speak and write almost daily fall under the one health rubric…” https://goo.gl/nKVbFF
___________________________________________________


WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians]) Newsletter POSTs “One Health” member notice May 11, 2018 - Friday, May 11, 2018

WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians]) Newsletter POSTs “One Health” member notice May 11, 2018

“WONCA http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/ and One Health


WONCA is pleased to be associated with One Health, which is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment. Our colleagues in One Health have asked us to bring a number of items to your attention. 

  1. The 5th International One Health Congress – Saskatoon, Canada – June 22-25, 2018 
  2. “Vaccines for zoonoses: a one Health paradigm” published in SciTech Europa Quarterly Issue 26 – March 2018.
  3. April 4, 2018 For Immediate Release THIRD ANNUAL ONE HEALTH DAY INTRODUCES EXCITING UPDATES 2018 EDITION LAUNCHED TODAY BY THREE INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH GROUPS”

Note: WONCA CEO Dr. Garth Manning originally notified the One Health Initiative team of WONCA support/endorsement of One Health in July 2015 https://goo.gl/NT8Aeu.  

 


 
One Health Initiative
Home | About One Health | Mission Statement | One Health News | AVMA Task Force Report | One Health Newsletter |
Publications | Supporters | Supporter Endorsements | Upcoming Events | Contact Us